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Motor Vehicle Offices to reopen to the public

At a limited capacity beginning Monday, May 11

Johnson County Motor Vehicle Offices will reopen to the public beginning Monday, May 11, in a limited capacity with fewer residents served in person. The offices will resume regular business hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. In order to continue to protect the community and the health and safety of staff, the public is encouraged to utilize online, drop off or mail-in options, instead of going to an office.

The county administers vehicle registrations and vehicle titles. The state provides driver's license services in Johnson County. For driver's license services, visit the Kansas Department of Revenue.

NEW Guidelines for in-person service:

  • Please do not line up or stand outside the offices prior to opening.
  • Tickets will not be distributed for entry. 
  • To be served in person, please secure a place in line at jocogov.org/residents/vehicles or by calling 1-888-956-2657.  You will receive a text message confirmation. 
  • Do not come to an office without confirmation of a place in line. Service will not be provided to anyone without a text confirmation.
  • If the queue has “closed” online, capacity has been reached and others will not be able to request in person service that day.  
  • Office lobbies will also be restricted to customers who have secured a place in line. 
  • Please wait in the car until summoned to the office, via text. 
  • Anyone who missed their turn by 10 minutes or less, will be rejoined to the line. 

Per CDC guidelines, it is strongly recommended that cloth face masks are worn in public to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

These office locations will be open:

  • Mission Motor Vehicle Office, 6000 Lamar Avenue 
  • Olathe Motor Vehicle Office, 782 N. Ridgeview Road 

Dealer/Fleet services located at the County Administration Office in Olathe, 111 S. Cherry St., Suite 1500 will not be opened to the public. Those items can be dropped off or mailed in.  

As a reminder, Governor Kelly signed Executive Orders No. 20-12, which include extending deadlines for vehicle registrations and renewals. This order will remain in effect until the Disaster Emergency proclamation expires. Once the proclamation expires, vehicle registrations and renewals must be completed within 60 days.

Please review the following menu of transactions to learn more about services available without having to come into an office.

Registration renewals

Registration renewals can be completed online at jocogov.org/residents/vehicles or by mailing a check or money order along with valid proof of insurance to Johnson County Treasurer, PO Box 29192, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201. 

Title work

Individuals can review and complete a Title Drop Off Service application found at jocogov.org/residents/vehicles in order to title a recently purchased vehicle. Individuals should place all required original documentation with the application in an envelope. The envelope can be placed in one of two convenient and secure drop off boxes at the Mission and Olathe offices. Mailed envelopes can be sent to 111 S. Cherry St., Suite 1500, Olathe, KS 66061. 

Individuals will receive an email within 14 business days with instructions on how to pay for the transaction. Payment can be made online or through the mail. Online payment fees will apply. Receipts and registration information will be printed and mailed as soon as payment is received.

60 day permits

Individuals can review and complete a 60 Day Permit application, found at jocogov.org/residents/vehicles. All required documentation, along with the completed application, should be emailed to titledrop@jocogov.org or faxed to 913-715-2510. Individuals will receive an email on how to pay the $8 temporary tag fee once their application has been received.

Lien releases

Lien releases may be faxed to 913-715-2510, emailed to dmv@jocogov.org, or mailed to 111 S. Cherry St., Suite 1500, Olathe, KS 66061. Be sure to indicate the mailing address that the title is to be mailed to, along with a phone number in case there are questions.

Refunds

Individuals who have recently sold a vehicle with a current license plate may be eligible for a refund of the unused portion of registration and property tax. Individuals will need to provide the current plate along with the corresponding decals, the original current year Kansas registration receipt, the Social Security numbers for all owners listed, the signature for all owners listed, and the sold vehicle refund form. 

Individuals who have moved out of Kansas and have registered a vehicle in another state may be eligible for a refund of the unused portion of property tax. These individuals will need to provide the above documentation along with a completed Former Kansas Resident Refund Form for all owners listed and a copy of the vehicle registration in the new state. If the plate being refunded has been lost or stolen, a police report must be obtained. The required documentation for a Sold Vehicle or Former Kansas Resident refund should be mailed to one of the Motor Vehicle offices. Refunds may take up to 30 days to complete.

Address changes

Individuals can visit jocogov.org/residents/vehicles to submit a change of address. Please allow at least two business days after submitting the form to renew a registration online. 

Disabled parking placards

Individuals needing a disabled parking placard will need to complete a Disabled Parking Placard TR-159 form at jocogov.org/residents/vehicles. During the building closure, the Treasurer’s Office cannot issue disabled plates because the staff needs the current license plate returned for a vehicle that the individual chooses to place it on. Only disabled placards will be issued at this time. Individuals needing to renew a permanent disabled placard must complete the TR-159a form. To renew a temporary disabled placard, requires a new TR-159 form from a health care professional. The completed form may be faxed to 913-715-2510, emailed to dmv@jocogov.org, or mailed to 111 S. Cherry St, Suite 1500, Olathe, KS 66061.

Anyone with a unique transaction that is not addressed above should contact staff at  dmv@jocogov.org or 913-826-1800.

Media Contacts

Lori Sand
Senior Public Information Officer
Office: 913-715-8572
Cell: 816-377-6528

Jody Hanson
Director of Public Affairs and Communication
Office: 913-715-0730
Cell: 913-626-5482

Media Contacts

Lori Sand
Senior Public Information Officer
Office: 913-715-8572
Cell: 816-377-6528

Jody Hanson
Director of Public Affairs and Communication
Office: 913-715-0730
Cell: 913-626-5482